Echo of the common history of the Carpathians
Transhumance pastoralism - is a form of pastoral wandering under the supervision of the shepherds, which consists of seasonal movement of the flocks (especially sheep) on the established routes from lowlands to mountain pastures in the summer and back to the villages in the autumn and winter time.
Roots of the communities living in the Carpathians are from the pastoral traditions, people have a lot in common: history, culture, lifestyle and sheep.
Carpathian Sheep Transhumance 2013
is a project of traditional movement of the proffessional shepherds with 300 sheep through the Carpathians, which is organised to celebrate historical transhumance of the Vlach shepherds, which in the past led to the settlement of the mountain area and the creation of a common pastoral culture in the Carpathians.
Romania - Ukraine - Poland - Slovakia - Czech Republik
Foundation „Pasterstwo Transhumancyjne” - Poland
and Asociatia Transhumanta - Romania
these organizations take care of the preservation of the traditional pastoralism and cultural heritage in the Carpathians.The project involves a wide cooperation with NGOs, local governments, local institutions, media and sponsors. Popularization of the project will be carried out also by organizing a series of cultural events and discussion panels in the regions on the route or nearby the route of the transhumance.
The main objective of the Transhumance is the international meeting of people who live and work in the Carpathians, their integration, the ability to learn and to show the cultural wealth of the inhabitants, as well as the richness and uniqueness of the nature. The priority for the project is the sustainable development of the mountain areas.
"... Europe is created by culture ..."
The basis of the Carpathian culture are the shepherding traditions, which influence music, dances, colorful highlanders’ costumes, everyday life and customs. These shepherding traditions are based on love to the nature and to another human being.
We invite you to cooperate and participate in the project
Note: Transhumance will be conducted in accordance with applicable law and regulations, under the veterinary supervision. The priority of the project is the welfare and safety of participating animals and people.